CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ooka Island, Inc., a company dedicated to teaching children the reading skills they need to become lifelong learners, has released Ooka Island Adventure™, the only comprehensive early literacy program offered exclusively through technology for children ages 3-7. The subscription-based literacy program is now available to parents and educators by visiting www.OokaIsland.com. Subscriptions are regularly $12.95 per month, but through October 31 the company is offering an exclusive launch special of 30% off for the duration of their subscription. The promotional code to receive this savings is launchspecial30.
Ooka Island Adventure™ is a marriage of reading science and gaming theory. Its dazzling 3D animation, engaging storylines and colorful cast of characters – including children themselves, who create their own customized avatars – keep players engaged while guiding them through all of the steps needed to become fluent readers. A trailer can be viewed by clicking here.
Ooka Island Adventure™ aligns its various gaming levels with the Common Core Standards of Reading Education, which provide education industry-wide guidelines on what students are expected to learn. Progress through the game's 24 levels is dependent upon acquiring the skills needed to learn to read. Here, the game becomes customized to individual players, who are asked to repeat activities relating to reading skills they have not yet mastered.
Trackability for Parents and Educators
The online nature of the program makes Ooka Island Adventure™ one of the most parent and educator-friendly children's reading programs ever developed. Children's advancement through the game moves at a pace dictated by parents and educators, who can monitor children's progress – even remotely via smart phone if they choose. Reporting is performed in real time and is exceptionally thorough: those monitoring children's progress receive a complete reading report card – a highly-detailed assessment of each child's progression through the island's various levels and, therefore, progress through the Common Core Standards themselves.
Ooka Island Adventure is the next generation of the company's print and online book series, and is accompanied by an engaging website (www.OokaIsland.com) whose content includes Ooka Island character backgrounds, overviews of the game's various activities, and a regularly-updated blog by its creators.
About Ooka Island, Inc.
Ooka Island, Inc. is dedicated to teaching children the reading skills they need to become life-long learners. Ooka Island aligns its education strategies and activities to coincide with the Common Core Standards of Reading Education, which provide industry-wide guidelines of what students are expected to learn. The result is a methodology and line of products that complement completely the efforts of parents, schoolteachers and other educators. The company's Ooka Island Adventure™ is the only comprehensive, early literacy program offered exclusively through technology for children ages 3-7.
Ooka Island Inc.
Public Relations Director
Turchette Advertising Agency
SOURCE Ooka Island, Inc.